Beginning with thirteen ‘bum-bum-bum-bums’ then the deep voice asking ‘yes?’ plus the reference to ‘wavy hair like Liberace,’ it just had to be the Chordettes’ biggest hit. Archie Bleyer’s simple background doesn’t clutter the vocals and the Chordettes single Mr. Sandman rocketed them to major chart success. Originally written by Pat Ballard for a male singer, the sensational Chordettes’ vocal arrangement plus the saucy flavor imparted by translating it from a man’s plea to a girl’s plea, kept Mr. Sandman at the top the charts for seven weeks.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream— make him the cutest that I’ve ever seen"